[Embossed on title page] Library of F.S. Aranovich
TREATISE ON ETIQUETTE AND DRESS
Best American Society
Few to good breeding make a just pretence;
Good breeding is the blossom of good sense:
The last result of an accomplish’d mind,
With outward grace, the body’s vitue, join’d.
J. A. Ruth & Co.
An Interesting Book.
A new book has been laid on our table, entitled “Decorum, a Practical Treatise on Etiquette and Dress in the Best American Society.” Its design is to enable all persons, especially the young, to form such habits of deportment and behavior in society as will render them pleasant and agreeable companions.
It treats of every topic connected with social manners and customs, such as entrance into society, introductions, salutations, social intercourse, conversation, visits, dinner parties and balls, street etiquette, riding and driving, traveling, etiquette of public places, letter writing, courtship and marriage, domestic etiquette and duties, table etiquette, business, anniversary weddings, funerals, dress, the toilet, &c. &c. It has been remarked that “Good manners constitute a good part of our worldly estate; they are above the reach of accident or reverse of fortune; they are a lasting possession, and bring in daily their appropriate rewards.” Every person should strive to attain them, and we know of no better way than to study and practice carefully the lessons taught in the book before us. It is handsomely printed, bound in cloth, contains 352 pages, and is sold from $1.75 to $2.25, according to style of binding. Mr. W.H. Miles is canvassing this county, and will call on our readers in the course of the next few weeks.
– The Highland Weekly News, Hillsboro, OH 2 Sep 1880